Changes are afoot...

Adventure Bulletin, plus a sneak peek of what's going on behind the scenes right now.

Hi Team Intrepid,

It’s been just over a year now since we stopped printing our beloved bi-monthly magazine. We’ve been trying to find our feet as a digital publication and, thanks to your help, we *think* we’ve got an answer. We’re busily beavering away behind the scenes, making those moves towards the new Intrepid Magazine for 2021.

Don’t worry, we’ll still be staying very much true to who we are and what we stand for. We’re just adapting to a format that we feel will best allow us to do this… Well if that isn’t cryptic enough ;) But rest assured you’ll get the full low-down in next week’s email.

In the meantime, we’ve got some adventure to tell you about. Because I don’t know about you, but I’m practically pining for the mountains and living for a week out of a backpack. ‘Fraid we can’t give you that, but we can give you this…


Inspiration

  • Margaret Squires has bagged all 282 Munros at the age of 81. “She ‘didn't really get going’ until she became a granny in her early 50s.” Full article here.

  • Jasmine Harrison is trying to become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic. Find out more on her (excellently named) website rudderlymad.co.uk

  • Chafing Thighs is a blog about “adventures of being fit, fat and over 40”. Mostly covering outdoor swimming and walking, with regular posts: chafingthighs.wordpress.com

  • If you’re looking for adventure films, Wrath is about Beth Pascall and Damian Hall trying to break the self-supported FKT for the 230 mile Cape Wrath Trail. Trailer here, film is paid but you might be able to get it with a London Mountain Film Festival membership.

  • Arianna Kosel, Alyssa Winkelman and Jamie Trapp are aiming to packraft the Sacramento River from source to sea in Spring 2021. They’ll be filming the expedition too. Follow their journey here.

  • Magdalena Gorzkowska is trying to become the first woman to summit K2 in winter. News article here, her Instagram here and good K2 updates from Alan Arnette and ExplorersWeb.

  • And I just found kayaker Sal Montgomery’s YouTube channel! Watch it here.


Opportunities

  • The BMC Women in Adventure Film Competition has extended its deadline to 5th April 2021. That should give you plenty of time to get your entry filmed, edited and sent off. They’ve also added a new 'Make a Difference' award, to help highlight the incredible work that is being done by members of the outdoor community for important causes. The combined prize pool is £1,500 and winner gets shown at ShAFF, Kendal and entered into Banff.

    More details and how to enter here.

  • London National Park City are looking for Rangers. They’re looking for a huge range of volunteers for different roles as a ranger including “optimists, artists, rewilders, diversity champions, local guides, game-makers, sculptors, photographers, gardeners, writers, architects, teachers, storytellers…” (The list goes on!) They’re looking to recruit 50 people. Applications close Sunday 7th March 2021.

    For more details click here and for the job spec try here.

  • ADVENTURE GRANT ALERT! Danny Bent has launched a £3000 adventure grant “to change your year for the better”. Applications are open until 18th February 2021. The only conditions are that your adventure must be human powered.

    Watch the video on this page for more info.


Spotlight

This section was requested by a survey respondent. We thought it was a great idea. We’ll feature a different woman in each edition who is chasing after her adventure dream.

Jo Moseley is a woman after our own heart. She is always spreading happiness and positivity, raising people up around her. I met Jo several years ago at the Women in Adventure Expo - back when adventurers could meet up IRL1 Since then she’s become the first person to Stand Up Paddleboard coast to coast across the UK, from Liverpool to Goole. As a self-proclaimed midlife adventurer, she says that “You're never too old to do something wild and it's never too late to make a difference.”

A post shared by Jo Moseley (@healthyhappy50)

Jo has recently launched The Joy of SUP Podcast where she interviews paddleboarders about the “health, happiness, adventure, friendship, purpose and possibility of SUP”.

“SUP has brought me such joy and literally transformed my life, I knew there must be other paddlers out there for whom the same could apply. I wanted to seek out their stories, share them with a wider audience and shine a light on their work and uplifting messages.”

You can read all about why Jo started the podcast here and of course listen to some episodes.

Follow Jo Moseley: Website - Twitter - Instagram - Podcast


And that’s all from us for today. As ever, do send us any links or exciting things you come across on the internet. Or self-promotion! If it’s relevant we’d love to help.

Speak to you next week, when all the mysterious goings on (and goings forward) will be explained…

Stay Intrepid,

Emily